Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum

4.1
668 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
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Welcome to Capital's newest restaurant concept. Located in the heart of Orange County inside Irvine Spectrum. With much success in its other location in the Diamond Jamboree center, Capital decided to launch another location in the O.C. Capital is most known for its award winning dim sum and fresh seafood selections. With over 100 dim sum selections to choose from daily and great fresh seafood offerings. Dim Sum favorites such as Sui Mai, Shrimp Har Gow and Baked B.B.Q. Buns are customer favorites to name a few. Live Seafood offerings from our 300 gallon tanks consist of Alaskan King Crab, Maine Lobsters, Dungeness Crab and Catch of the Day. This new concept offers a full bar with an outdoor patio dining experience. Reservations are suggested and offsite catering and private dining are available.
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3.9
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3.8
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3.7
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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mary
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious! I miss the carts that use to roll by the tables before the pandemic. The restaurant fills up during lunch hour, and thus, it makes it a little difficult to hear and converse if you have a hearing handicap.

JB
vipJoanB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Way overpriced for dim sum.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Though I made a reservation there was no table available. Still had to wait. The host then sat us at wabbly table. It was just a horrible experience

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Tyswizzle
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Should be noted that if there's a line to get in, customers with reservations can walk to the front desk and skip that line.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dim sum in town!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

KB
KimB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great visit. Seated promptly and food came out as ordered.

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Deboc
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The orange chicken was terrible- overcooked and too much breading

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Gina
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dim sum, nice ambiance and service. This is our go to place for yum cha...having a reservation is best!

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vipTier
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Always love the food. Great outdoor dining option

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Foodie
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

What happened to Capital Seafood?? We came for dim sum during lunch time. Food was not good and we constantly needs to get waiter attention for anything we need. Being in Irvine Spectrum, I would expect everything to be alittle better. Very disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience2

Poor service. Food was alright and nothing special. You are paying for the location. Portions were great.

TM
vipTeresaM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the dim sum. Service is excellent.

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Betty
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was quite cool because the door to the room was open, but I can understand because of current conditions of Covid.

DI
DISAPPOINTED
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We had a party of 7 for dim sum. Service was bad ... most of the waiters were not checking on you whether if you need to order, drinks refilled and utensils. Had to flag them down every single time. The prices are outrageous, $20 for a small plate do fried rice. The bathrooms are super dirty and no one cared if it needed attention. Won’t go back!!!

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Rosegirl
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wait with our reservation. Plenty of sushi options. Staff very helpful and accommodating.

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vipFish4food
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the service and food are second to none! James, Charles & staff gave us all the attention needed for a mini bi celebration! Can’t say enough about how good this place is! Thanks again for making it extra special!

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service is poor.
They did not check my reservation at all.

LW
LisaW
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Would definitely go again

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vipbccc
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Well executed. Average food for the price

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

-Overall, very good!

-The restaurant did not confirm our arrival with OpenTable and I received an email about missing my reservation. I believe this has been resolved.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chines food ever
The waiter was a bit rude and our of it but the owner is nice chang
He always makes things good And enjoyable
Restaurant is beautiful been going there for 3 years love it

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vipmary
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!! The Staff was attentive and meticulous in following COVID safety regulations. Dim Sum is selected from a paper menu instead of from trays on wheels and quickly served. My husband also ordered the pork fried rice and loved it!

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Lonelyplanet
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent meal and service. The food quality and quantity has remained consistent even during the pandemic. Hard working staff made the staff enjoyed. Rated 4 stars because one dish was missing. Never received it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated quickly and food was good.

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Sillysisi612
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great and I especially loved that we could sit outside with the warmers. It brought back that feeling of being able to have lunch out even in these scary times. The place and the food service was clean and I really appreciated the small prepackaged sauces to avoid cross contamination. The food was good but got cold quickly, it’s not anyone’s fault but that’s why the four stars.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a good experience. Serving sizes are big and great for families. Any place that offers outdoor dining is wonderful and I will definitely be back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service is slow but the food is good!!

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vipFish4food
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic they are very safe and following all safety requirements. Always a great meal

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Last day before 3rd stay home restrictions!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very efficient and great food

LH
LindaH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonton soup, garlic green beans, and pork fried rice were delicious. Food was acceptably warm. Delivery and service was fast, but as the restaurant filled up, we had to flag down staff to clear plates and pay. Despite this, they were professional and polite.

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Allycat
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The tables were spread nicely apart for COVID. Food was good but overpriced. Staff was not as attentive as I would have liked. Took about 15 minutes before a server came to take our order.

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Nate
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

Best service, corner table, very safe

HA
HAPPYDINER
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

tasty food, great services, clean environment. Food not salty, nor greasy, but with full and layers of flavors. :))

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Too much MSG

PF
vipPFChang
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast service. Love this place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible experience!!! Service was non existence!!! Sat for 20-30 mins before our order was taken after we had to flag down and scream excuse me for service. Waters never refilled and had to walk up front for the check! Noodles overcooked and soggy, duck over fried! Never coming back here again!!!

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vipBill
Orange County
253 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ok but not great food. Service and ambiance were good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum is rated 4.1 stars by 668 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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